PhD Defenses

Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Time Location
Masumeh Gholamisheeri Mechanical Engineering Experiments and Modeling of a Controlled Turbulent Jet Ignition System for Internal Combustion Engine Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 10:00am E167 Engineering Research Complex
Yahya Ali Rothan Mechanical Engineering Cooling the Steam Power Plant Condenser Using a Vapor Compression Refrigeration System Friday, June 2, 2017 - 12:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Jianpeng Xu Computer Science and Engineering Multi-task Learning and Its Application to Geospatio-temporal Data Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Jared Williams Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Synthesis, Processing, and Thermoelectric Properties of Germanium-Antimony-Tellerium Based Alloys and Compounds Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Shuai Yuan Computer Science and Engineering Novel Learning Algorithms for Mining Geospatial Data Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 1:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Meznah Almutairy Computer Science and Engineering Studying the Effects of Sampling on the Efficiency and Accuracy of K-mer Indexes Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Wu Pan Zagorski Mechanical Engineering Experimental and Numerical Studies on Venous Ulcers Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Aboozar Mapar Mechanical Engineering Crystal Plasticity Modeling of the Deformation of BCC Iron and Niobium Single Crystals Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Ammar Safaie Civil and Environmental Engineering Evaluating the Role of Groundwater on Circulation, Thermal Structure and Nutrient-Algal Dynamics in a Deep Inland Lake Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Zhe Wang Electrical and Computer Engineering Brain Connectivity Analysis Using Information Theory and Statistical Signal Processing Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 3:00pm 2245 Engineering Building
Jorden Schossau Computer Science and Engineering Evolution of Decision-Making Systems Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:30am 1425 BPS
Chen Qiu Computer Science and Engineering Improving Indoor Positioning Via Mobile Sensing Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Kayra Hopkins Computer Science and Engineering Example-based Parameterization of Linear Blend Skinning for 3D Skeletal Animation Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:00am 3112 Engineering Building
Anya Vostinar Computer Science and Engineering Suicide, Signals, and Symbionts: Evolving Cooperation in Agent-Based Systems Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:00am BPS 1441
Raul Quispe-Abad Mechanical Engineering Torque Generation During the Unsteady Expansion Process in Curved Channels of a Wave Disc Engine Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
David Torres-Reyes Electrical and Computer Engineering VO2-based Micro-Electro-Mechanical Mirrors Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:30am 2219 Engineering Building
Saisi Xue Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Improving Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Yield by Characterizing Recalcitrant Plant Cell-Wall Carbohydrates and Identifying Key Inhibitors in Ethanol Fermentation Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 10:30am 2108 Engineering Building
Younis Mahal Najim Mechanical Engineering Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Confined Premixed Flame Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Pegah Rajaei Civil and Environmental Engineering Freezing and Thawing of Frost-Susceptible Soils (Development of a Reliable Predictive Model) Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Miao Wang Mechanical Engineering Simulation of Amorphous Silicon Anode in Lithium­ Ion Batteries Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Mustafa Ali Acar Mechanical Engineering Design and Tuning of Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorbers for Nonlinear Response Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:00pm 1234 Engineering Building
Jonathan Lemoine Frasch Electrical and Computer Engineering Applications of Evolutionary Algorithms to Electromagnetic Materials Characterization and Design Problems Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Keith T. Honaker Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites through the Addition of Graphene Nanoplatelets and Their Uses in Automotive Fuel Tanks Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:00am 2108 Engineering Building
Seyed Morteza Safdarnejad Electrical and Computer Engineering Robust Global Motion Compensation and its Applications Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:30am 2219 Engineering Building
Hang Shi Civil and Environmental Engineering Membrane-Based Concentration and Recovery of Viruses from Complex Water Matrices Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:30pm 3546D Engineering Building